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Agharta: The Hollow Earth (Windows)

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In Agharta: The Hollow Earth, set in 1926, the player takes the role of a nameless pilot who gets hired to find a famous scientist who disappeared during an expedition to the North Pole. But after a crash he finds himself in a mysterious underworld, the hollow earth. Here he has to stop a villain who wants to destroy the world...

The player indirectly controls his character with a traditional point & click interface. He explores his environment, collects everything he finds and solves inventory based puzzles. He also meets various enemies which he fights by throwing rocks at them. These rocks are infinite. Sometimes the player can also use items to avoid enemies, e.g. a tin of tomato soup as distraction.

Another game element is the pilot's dog: the player can call him and give him simple orders, e.g. to fetch something. The mouse cursor doesn't change its form over interactive elements and there is no manual saving: the game automatically saves.


Agharta: The Hollow Earth Windows The rats can be easily silenced by stones
Agharta: The Hollow Earth Windows The intro is told as a text in a book with several pictures
Agharta: The Hollow Earth Windows Those penguins have seen better times
Agharta: The Hollow Earth Windows This grenade is so mighty, this monkey doesn't stand a chance

Alternate Titles

  • "Hollow Earth" -- German title
  • "Agharta" -- Swedish title

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PC Games (Germany) May 13, 2001 63 out of 100 63
PC Action May 03, 2001 61 out of 100 61
Gameguru Mania Feb 29, 2000 3 out of 5 60
Imperium Gier Oct 10, 2001 5.8 out of 10 58
GameStar (Germany) May, 2001 54 out of 100 54
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 2001 40 out of 100 40
Game Captain Jul 03, 2001 36 out of 100 36


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The title 'Agharta' is a Tibetan word for 'Kingdom Inside The Earth'

Related Web Sites

  • Agharta (Aniware's Agharta game page)
Cor 13 (171997) added Agharta: The Hollow Earth (Windows) on Aug 13, 2001